The 7 Best 4×6 Speakers Reviews

Buying a pair of 4X6 car speakers needn't become a big problem. But with dozens of models available, it's more complicated than you might expect.

And making the wrong choice could cost you time, money and effort. So before you shell out your hard-earned cash, make sure you are getting the best 4X6 car speakers.

The market has exploded in recent years, with a proliferation of car speakers that can cater to just about every musical taste you can imagine. The problem is: there are just too many of them.

Luckily for you, we’ve figured out a few examples that make up the best 4X6 speakers of 2016. We guarantee that these speakers will sound much better than your factory installed speakers.

So, without further ado, onto the list! Check them out!

Top 7 Best 4x6 Speakers

Kicker DSC46 (41DSC46) 4" x 6" D-Series Coaxial 2-Way Car Speakers with 1/2" Tweeters
BEST CHOICE
Rockford Fosgate P1462 Punch 4"x 6" 2-way Full Range Speaker (Pair)
Infinity Kappa 4"x6" 2-Way Loudspeakers-Pair (Black)
POPULAR
Polk Audio DB461P 4x6-Inch Coaxial Plate-Style Speakers (Pair, Black)
Kicker DSC46 (41DSC46) 4" x 6" D-Series Coaxial 2-Way Car Speakers with 1/2" Tweeters
Rockford Fosgate P1462 Punch 4"x 6" 2-way Full Range Speaker (Pair)
Infinity Kappa 4"x6" 2-Way Loudspeakers-Pair (Black)
Polk Audio DB461P 4x6-Inch Coaxial Plate-Style Speakers (Pair, Black)
Design : 2-Way
Design : 2-Way
Design : 2-Way
Design : 2-way
Sensitivity : 88 dB
Sensitivity : 87 dB
Sensitivity : 94 dB
Sensitivity : 91 dB
Power Handling : 30 watts RMS ,120 watts Peak
Power Handling : 35 watts RMS, 70 watts Peak
Power Handling: 60 watts RMS ,180 watts Peak
Power Handling : 50 watts RMS ,150 watts Peak
Frequency range : 50-20,000 Hz
Frequency range : 90 - 22,000 Hz
Frequency range : 75 - 25,000 Hz
Frequency range : 71-22,000 Hz
Impedance : 4 ohm
Impedance: 4 ohm
Impedance : 2-ohm
Impedance: N/A
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Kicker DSC46 (41DSC46) 4" x 6" D-Series Coaxial 2-Way Car Speakers with 1/2" Tweeters
Kicker DSC46 (41DSC46) 4" x 6" D-Series Coaxial 2-Way Car Speakers with 1/2" Tweeters
Design : 2-Way
Sensitivity : 88 dB
Power Handling : 30 watts RMS ,120 watts Peak
Frequency range : 50-20,000 Hz
Impedance : 4 ohm
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BEST CHOICE
Rockford Fosgate P1462 Punch 4"x 6" 2-way Full Range Speaker (Pair)
Rockford Fosgate P1462 Punch 4"x 6" 2-way Full Range Speaker (Pair)
Design : 2-Way
Sensitivity : 87 dB
Power Handling : 35 watts RMS, 70 watts Peak
Frequency range : 90 - 22,000 Hz
Impedance: 4 ohm
Infinity Kappa 4"x6" 2-Way Loudspeakers-Pair (Black)
Infinity Kappa 4"x6" 2-Way Loudspeakers-Pair (Black)
Design : 2-Way
Sensitivity : 94 dB
Power Handling: 60 watts RMS ,180 watts Peak
Frequency range : 75 - 25,000 Hz
Impedance : 2-ohm
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POPULAR
Polk Audio DB461P 4x6-Inch Coaxial Plate-Style Speakers (Pair, Black)
Polk Audio DB461P 4x6-Inch Coaxial Plate-Style Speakers (Pair, Black)
Design : 2-way
Sensitivity : 91 dB
Power Handling : 50 watts RMS ,150 watts Peak
Frequency range : 71-22,000 Hz
Impedance: N/A
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Rockford Fosgate R165X3

First up on our list is a value-oriented pick that will get you a lot out of your hard-earned money.   

The Rockford Fosgate R165x3 are 6.5-inch speakers that sound fuller, deeper, and, overall, better, than most OEM speakers, at a price that rivals that of budget-oriented speakers. 

But, despite being affordable, these 6.5-inch speakers come with separate tweeters, midrange drivers, and woofers, which results in a much better audio experience.  

Of course, good sound isn’t enough in these cases, and in terms of durability, the R165X3 also delivers.   

The speaker cone itself is made out of polypropylene material, with a steel-reinforced external surface that protects the insides from mechanical damage resulting from the expected hard impacts that come with daily use.  

Product Specification

  • Design : 3-Way
  • Sensitivity : 91 dB
  • Power Handling :
    • RMS : 45 watts
    • Peak : 90 watts
  • Frequency range : 52Hz-20 kHz

PROS

  • Steel-reinforced frame for added protection and durability 
  • Three-way speakers 
  • Comes with grilles and mounting hardware

CONS

  • Sound quality without subwoofer is lacking 
Kicker DSC46 (41DSC46)

Kicker DSC46 is another great option worth considering. These speakers are a good replacement for stock speakers. They are also budget friendly.

Kicker car speakers are mid-range car speakers. They’re pretty popular on today’s market and represent one of the handful of major brands.

They specialize in car audio products, selling car speakers, multi- and mono-channel amplifiers, subwoofers and loaded enclosures.

These speakers produce decent bass, but the true magic comes from the mid/high range. That's where these speakers really shine. The only downside, conceivably, is the weak power handling.

The Kicker DSC46 are lagging behind the competition in terms of continuous power handling (RMS). They are rated at 30 watts RMS, which is quite low compared to the other speakers we listed here.

With that in mind, these speakers would be a great replacement to stereo system powered by a factory head unit.

Product Specification

  • Design :  2-Way
  • Sensitivity :  88 dB
  • Power Handling :
    • RMS  : 30 watts
    • Peak : 120 watts
  • Frequency range : 50-20,000 Hz
  • Impedance : 4 ohm

PROS

  • Sound great even at high volume levels
  • Offers great theft protection - removable face plate

CONS

  • Crackle with any bass
  • Basket is a little larger than the hold
Kicker DSC46 (41DSC46) 4" x 6" D-Series Coaxial 2-Way Car Speakers with 1/2" Tweeters
  • 2) Kicker 41DSC464 D-Series 4x6" 120 Watt 2-Way 4-Ohm Car Audio Coaxial Speakers
  • Peak: 120 watts
  • RMS: 30 watts
  • Thin-Profile
  • Zero-to-Minimal Tweeter Protrusion
Rockford Fosgate Punch P1462

The Rockford Fosgate offers a simple yet sleek design. What they offer is an inexpensive way to get your hands on a solid and reliable set of speakers. They are simplicity personified! And thats exactly what you get with their Rockford Fosgate Punch P1462 4x6 Speakers.

Rockford Fosgate are very inexpensive and not overly flashy. That’s part of what makes them so appealing. You can get a reliable pair for under $50. The Punch P1462 are perfect speakers for those just wanting a decent upgrade over stock speakers.

The only downside to these speakers, conceivably, is the lack of bass. Granted, these speakers can only hit as low as 90 Hz, which is quite weak compared to the other speakers with deeper frequency response. With that said, the Punch P1462 are best suited to people who don't listen to heavy bass tracks and are more into metal, jazz or rock.

Product Specification

  • Design :  2-Way
  • Sensitivity :  87 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • RMS  : 35 watts
    • Peak : 70 watts
  • Frequency range : 90 - 22,000 Hz

PROS

  • Easy instillation with good sound
  • Great speakers for s great price

CONS

  • Requires external amp to power
  • A little tricky to install
Rockford Fosgate P1462 Punch 4"x 6" 2-way Full Range Speaker (Pair)
  • The Punch P1462 is an impressive 2-way full-range speaker designed for fanatics who need a high quality factory replacement in an easy to install package
  • The P1462 4"x6" 4-Ohm black speakers come as a pair, have a power handling of 35 Watts RMS/70 Watts Max and include mounting hardware and OEM adapter plate
  • Featuring a PEI dome tweeter with built-in crossover and injection molded mineral filled polypropylene cone with butyl rubber surround that provides high output and accurate frequency reproduction
  • FlexFit basket design utilizes slots instead of single screw sized holes that allow for a slight adjustment of the speaker when aligning with OEM mounting holes for a better fit
  • Famous Rockford Fosgate build quality with a full 1-year warranty when purchased from an authorized Rockford Fosgate reseller
Infinity Kappa 462.11cfp

Infinity Kappa 462.11cfp speakers are going to be the most expensive pick of the lot by far. If you believe that you get what you pay for, the Kappa series speakers proves that axiom right.

Infinity Kappa 462.11cfp speakers feature the highest sensitivity rating (94 dB). They can also handle a great deal of power on continuous basis. So, whether you have a low- or high-powered sound system, you can't go wrong with Kappa 462.11cfp speakers.

Infinity Kappa 462.11cfp speakers are equipped with large soft dome tweeters designed to handle more power which results in smooth response way down into the mids (midrange frequencies) not covered by smaller "W"-shaped domes.

In addition, each tweeter features a level control switch so you can adjust highs brightness to your taste. The Infinity Kappa 462.11cfp speakers get really loud while staying crystal clear.

Infinity likes to brag about its patented plus one+ woofer technology. This technology extends the cones right up to the edge of the basket, giving you more surface area than with most comparable speakers. A larger cone means more bass to complement the superior, bright high-frequency response.

The Infinity Kappa 462.11cfp speakers are truly the best 4X6 speakers. Most forums agree. We personally think they are the best, all things considered.

Product Specification

  • Design :  2-Way
  • Sensitivity : 94 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • RMS  : 60 watts
    • Peak : 180 watts
  • Frequency range : 75 - 25,000 Hz
  • Impedance : 2-ohm

PROS

  • Easy install
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Fit perfectly
  • Can handle all sorts of bass and treble at the same time without distortion.

CONS

  • Not enough bass.
  • Would be nice if they had some speaker grills and if the tweeters were adjustable to fire at different angles
Infinity Kappa 4"x6" 2-Way Loudspeakers-Pair (Black)
  • 4 x 6-inch 2-way Car Audio Plate Speakers (Pair)
  • Peak Power Handling: 180 watts | RMS Power Handling: 5-60 watts
  • Frequency response: 75-25,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 94 dB
  • Top mounting depth: 1-15/16"
Pyle PL463BL

There’s a common misconception that the best 4x6 speakers will cost you a lot of money.   

That’s not necessarily always true.   

The Pyle PL463BL is a good example of how the best car speakers aren’t always that expensive. In fact, the PL436BL is the cheapest of the speakers on our list, and by a significant margin, if we might add.  

Despite its low asking price, Pyle did not cut back on the PL436BL  

While the PL436BL is not the loudest speakers here, it performs just a bit better than stock speakers, making them a nice replacement for blown stock speakers in a pinch. But, that’s not all. These speakers are also perfect for use at home since they’re easy to install with a surprisingly good build quality that should stand up to regular use.

Product Specification

  • Design :  3-Way
  • Sensitivity : 89 dB
  • Power Handling 
    • RMS  : 180 watts
    • Peak : 360 watts
  • Frequency range : 95Hz - 20 kHz

PROS

  • Cheap 
  • Comes with protective caps
  • Looks good 
  • Better than most stock speakers 

CONS

  • Feels cheap 
Polk Audio DB461P

Polk Audio makes some of the best car speakers. We are particularly fond of their dB series speakers.

If you have read some of our reviews of these speakers (6x9, 6.5 and 6x8), you will know why. You truly get a solid sound experience with dB series speakers.

If you are on the lookout for a great pair of 4X6 speakers, and don't want to splurge on the most expensive pair possible, then Polk Audio DB461P speakers are a great choice if you want to ease into upgrading your stereo system. 

You can usually find the DB461P speakers sold for about $60 at most online retailers or electronic stores.

In terms of sound quality, the DB461P speakers are wonderful speakers for mids and highs.

The construction of the speakers are great as well. dB series speakers are marine certified. Which means that you can also mount them not only in vehicles but in boats as well. 

They are built with high quality materials, so they are able to withstand harsh environment conditions.

The DB461P speakers have a very large magnet than most comparable speakers, yet the speakers are very low profile and will easily fit most cars on the road.

As for cons, it’s really difficult to think of any. If anything, I would say these speakers lack bass, but that it to be expected from this type of speaker. You can improve on that - at least some extent - by laying down some dampener and foam to get better response from your speakers.

They will also sound much better if you stuff some foam behind them and ditch the foam baffles in front.

Product Specification

  • Design : 2-way
  • Sensitivity : 91 dB
  • Power Handling
    • RMS  : 50 watts
    • Peak : 150 watts
  • Frequency range : 71-22,000 Hz

PROS

  • Great sound easy installation
  • Perfect fit
  • Heavy magnets good quality
  • Great mids and highs

CONS

  • Absolutely no low or mid low audio
Polk Audio DB461P 4x6-Inch Coaxial Plate-Style Speakers (Pair, Black)
  • Pair of marine certified speakers perfect for use in boats of all types
  • Equipped with a 0.75 inch liquid cooled silk polymer composite dome tweeter
  • Maximum input power: 150 watts
  • Equipped with a dynamic balance polymer/mica composite mineral filled cone for a big sound
  • Durable butyl rubber surround stands up to the stress of extreme temperatures, sunlight and time
Kicker 43DSC4604

If you’re looking to upgrade your car’s factory speakers and want a significant improvement, then you might want to take a look at these low-profile speakers.  

Combining excellent audio q quality with a zero-protrusion tweeter to create a speaker that can fit inside most if not all vehicles, the Kicker 43DSC4604 are excellent 4x6 speakers that won’t be easily held by even when powered through factory audio systems.

This is because of how it’s designed.  

Case in point, the PEI-domed tweeter handles the highs while the 4x6 polypropylene woofer handles the lows. But these features don’t just help add to the audio quality, they also help make these speakers more durable. And while the lack of grilles is a problem, this isn’t that big of a deal since you can use the same grilles as your factory speakers most of the time.  

Last, but definitely not the least, the 43DSC4604 are easy to install and can be done by anyone by simply reading the user manual.  

Product Specification: 

  • Design: 2-way 
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB 
  • Power Handling 
  •      RMS: 30 watts 
  •      Peak: 120 watts 
  • Frequency range: 50Hz - 20kHz 

PROS

  • User-friendly installation process 
  • Suitable for all types of cars but best for trucks
  • Above-average sound quality 

CONS

  • No grilles 
Kicker 43DSC4604 4x6" 2-way Speaker Pair
  • 4"X6" Polypropylene woofer
  • 1/2" Pei domed tweeter
  • Frequency range: 50-20, 000 Hz
  • Impedance: 4 ohms

Final Thoughts 

Do you want to improve your daily drive? Invest in better speakers.   

Yes. It is that simple.   

While it’s true that 4x6 speakers aren’t the best speakers out there, especially in terms of bass, you do get the benefit of clean and solid audio. Not to mention, there’s plenty of them in the market, and nearly all of them are good.   

Good isn’t enough if you want to get the best out of your money though.   

This is why we recommend the 7 best 4x6 speakers above.   

With that said, we hope that you’ll be able to use our list of recommendations so you can land yourself any one of the best 4x6 speakers on the market today! 

Last update on 2020-11-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API